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Mini Notre dame

The cathedral in Nantes looks like a mini Notre Dame - from the outside at least. Let's start here with the interior of building. My next few shots will be of the outside.

In low light conditions, the Panasonic FZ20 really isn't the ideal camera to use (image quality rapidly gets unacceptable at higher ISO settings). But as you can see from this perspective, I got around the problem by putting it on the floor to get stability and tilting it up a little. Still, I think a slightly wider lens was needed for this shot.

Mini Notre dame

The cathedral in Nantes looks like a mini Notre Dame - from the outside at least. Let's start here with the interior of building. My next few shots will be of the outside.

In low light conditions, the Panasonic FZ20 really isn't the ideal camera to use (image quality rapidly gets unacceptable at higher ISO settings). But as you can see from this perspective, I got around the problem by putting it on the floor to get stability and tilting it up a little. Still, I think a slightly wider lens was needed for this shot.

comments (6)

hey duane,

really nice shot. terrific perspective and wonderful details. one critique...while the bottom portion of the shot is great,the top part is really blown out. i actually don't have a clue as to how to fix that, but if you do, i would be interested to learn how. have a great day.
  • Suby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Aug 2006, 06:51
Absolutely lovely lovely lovely stonking capture, who cares about the camera used?

Little overblown up top though tongue

Suby
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Aug 2006, 22:44
Love the composition on this one.
Like Veloran, did you try a portrait of this?
  • Barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2006, 16:24
Still you've done something very acceptable considering you DIDN'T have a wide lens..Good composition.
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Aug 2006, 11:12
A cracking shot, all things considered. Portrait mode might have allowed you to reach the vaulted ceiling, but then you'd lose some of the pews and columns on either side.

As for highlights? Hmm, perhaps duplicating the layer and applying the multiply blend mode would fix the top end a bit and then selectively and gradually erase the bottom, perhaps using a gradient to transparent, to reveal the properly exposed part of the layer beneath.

Great perspective though. See the beauty of getting down low?
It's a very good capture.

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